Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Philip Experiment

Tweeting about Charles de Lint's House on Spadina experience this morning made us realize that Toronto has some pretty impressive supernatural credentials. While Spadina seems, bizarrely, to be quite a focal point for UFO encounters (apparently there's even one Toronto doctor who specializes in treating abductees), probably the city's coolest claim to phantom fame is that of the Philip Experiment.

SpiritSeekers' youtube clip with awesome original footage

Back in the 1970s, a group of non-believers got together, solely to "create" a ghost. The results were amazing. For ages, there were only elusive out of print books referring to the experiment, so finally being able to see footage of the manifestations is pretty awesome!

The experiment also inspired one of the most genuinely scary supernatural fiction books ever: The Supernatural by David Ambrose.

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